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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Nelson’s Dockyard on an island tour; it was the place we were most interested in seeing. We were walked over to one spot, given a brief (very!) overview and then left to our own devices. This could be such a popular destination but...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TamarTiger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Nelsons Dockyard after driving down the hill from Shirley Heights viewpoint It was good to look around the museum and it was quiet and quaint place to visit. We had a nice walk around and to think Nelson arrived here in 1784 was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kevin1962060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to see - to an extent. The locals will recommend this one. I have circumnavigated Antigua and Barbuda many times... I am now a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean - Power and Sail. I learned to sail their - made friends etc. When anchored in Falmouth...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank worldxplorer1492
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently voted the best tourist attraction in the Caribbean and granted Unesco World heritage status, Nelson's Dockyard will not disappoint. Out of season parts of it can be closed but I have been visiting on and off over 30 years. The museum shop has as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank xyjason
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nelson;s combines a great historical story- i.e. slaves,shanghai workers, indentured servants and soldiers built and maintained one of the key locations for the British Navy and... it is breathtakingly beautiful especially when you climb to the top and look down into the yard.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Walid P
Reviewed 10 September 2019

Enjoyed our visit to Nelsons Dockyard. The fish in the harbour are huge. A good place to have a wander back in time and forget whats going on in the world.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank live-in-florida
Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

We rented a car and decided to visit the spot . They only accept cash there was an atm machine inside which you can withdraw money it but charges 10 dollars fee. The guide was very friendly and took us around to show the nearby...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 68andreiar
Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Paid 10$ us entrance and it was just as colonial as I imagined...cannons and a red telephone box..lots of museums, bars and restaurants as well as many gorgeous boats..it was nice to walk around...Very Hot 34degrees...

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank K7190NJjonw
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

This place always offers me a great experience. The views are always amazing! The buildings that are there always make me feel good. During high season is so nice to be able to see all kind of boats... from classics to the more modern ones,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank alefavila
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Great place so much history with a great little old pub that served good beer. Also nice small market with clothes and food for sale.

Date of experience: July 2019
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17 September 2019|
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Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes it is open on Christmas Day. In fact if interested they hold a Christmas Day Champagne Event. You can easily check this out online ...
12 January 2019|
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Response from m00seyman | Reviewed this property |
Nelson dockyard the $8 admission fee includes admission to Shirley heights plenty of taxis out side will take you up there most will pick you up and bring back at up at time you want ( pay on pick up ) please bear in mind... More
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7 January 2019|
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Response from emilylybe | Reviewed this property |
The day we went everything was closed, even the museum... But we visited a local shop just couple minutes from nelsons dockyard which had beautiful painting and essential oils .